What's Your View on Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)

Discussion in 'Mixed Martial Arts' started by Kevin, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. Eric Dufurrena

    Eric Dufurrena The Iron Fist of Fun

    Yes, I read that as well. He said he was taking the steroid for his bad knee to help heal it, I think I remember him saying that he was training, but not for a fight or anything, and had stopped using the medicine well before he got the call to fight, so he felt he would have been fine and tested clean. Feel bad for Bonnar, too, because when Dana kicked him out it destroyed him. He was told by Dana that he would always have a place in the UFC, and he had retired, but when Dana called him he couldn't say no for 3 reasons, 1. the money, 2. the chance to beat Silva and 3. because Dana asked.
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  2. DeeD

    DeeD Nak Muay

    yea Bonnar seems like a good guy, sucks it ended like that
  3. Enkidu

    Enkidu Destroyer of your martial arts fantasies

    Uh... gotta disagree here.

    Steroids are nothing more than synthetic testosterone. People talk about testosterone and steroids like they are completely different animals -- they aren't. And one of the ways in which you test for steroids/testosterone is through testing looking for elevated testosterone levels and checking T/E ratios (among other ways).

    Hormone replacement therapy is a semantic description, but whether a doctor prescribes testosterone or a you buy Deca from Vinny, you are taking a performance enhancer. By the way, it is ridiculously easy to manipulate your testosterone to appear low in a test for a doctor such that even an ethical one might think you need TRT. Go a night without sleep, eat crap food, and get tested right after training, and your test levels will look like that of a 90 year old woman, during that window of time.
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  4. RJ Clark

    RJ Clark Tree Ninja Staff Member

    Wow, he's still around? It's going on twenty years from when he was "the guy" to see...
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  5. Eric Dufurrena

    Eric Dufurrena The Iron Fist of Fun

    If they have a illegal PED in their system, it comes up on the test. High testosterone is an indicator of using a PED, but the penalties are more severe for having a PED in your system as opposed to just having high testosterone.
  6. Judah

    Judah fights in tights

    That's the max allowed for anyone being tested for steroids. It's not actually an amount of testosterone they're testing, it's the testosterone/epitestosterone ratio...
  7. SifuPhil

    SifuPhil Lucky Cat Is Lucky

    Back in the day it was Nicky the Nose, then Tony Tits when Nicky went "missing".

    What's Deca?
  8. DeeD

    DeeD Nak Muay

    Deca Durabolin its a steroid used normally illegally for increased lean tissue
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  9. SifuPhil

    SifuPhil Lucky Cat Is Lucky

    Ah, okay - thank you.

    ... learn something new every day. :)
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